Chow Down Leeds: Bookings go live for newly revealed sessions as capacity increases to 500 tickets
New sessions have been revealed for Chow Down Leeds' open air drink and dining space as bookings have gone live for the summer.
The outdoor venue has this week launched more bookings, announced new-line ups and is offering extended Friday and Saturday sessions.
The two additional evening sessions at 8.30pm and 8.45pm increase the capacity to 500 per session, as well introducing a trial of a new brunch sitting on July 3.
This summer, Chow Down will host Get Wurst, Little Red Food Truck, MorMor, Pizza Loco, Shouk Street Food, Yorkshire Cheese Grill, Suburban Eats, The Spicy Biker and loads more to give customers a range of street food offerings.
It will also welcome new traders such as Patty Freaks from Birmingham, Meksikan from Manchester and Pellizco from Sheffield.
Chow Down will have its in-house dessert option, Scoop, available all summer with a rotating mix of doughnuts and brownies served with a scoop of ice cream and a number of toppings.
Luigi from Luigi Street Food said: “The food scene is big in Leeds. Chow Down is our favourite event to come to; it is such a nice venue and I can’t wait to come back and serve more of my panzerotti and arancini,”
Chow Down has also today announced itself as the venue for the British Street Food awards over the weekend of August 19 and 22 where 15 of the north's best traders will take over the venue.
Richard Johnson, founder of the British Street Food Awards said: “Leeds has always been a special part of the British Street Food Awards story.
"We first held the finals here - in Millennium Square - back in 2015, and we’ve had more winners from this city than pretty much any other.
"This year we are launching the awards in the USA – but once again, the story will start in Leeds.
"We couldn’t feel more excited to come to Chow Down, the sort of place we dreamed about when we started the Awards back in 2010.”
Over June and July there will be a number of music acts at Chow Down including Mr Scruff, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, DJ Paulette, Joe Goddard and Luke Una.
Matt Long, co-founder at Chow Down added: “It’s been an incredible opening couple of months, the people of Leeds and beyond have shown a huge appetite for getting out with friends and family and supporting hospitality. And now we head into the summer months, where Chow Down really comes into its own.
“The vibe has been amazing here since we re-opened in April and with the sun beaming down, we’re going bigger and increasing the capacity to 500 for the summer months in what will essentially be Leeds 'biggest beer garden’."